Contract Law 1

Module code: M5403
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework

This module explores the legal rules and principles relating to the formation of contracts and the vitiation of consent to a contractual agreement.

Topics covered may include:

  • offer and acceptance
  • consideration
  • promissory estoppel
  • intention to create legal relations
  • certainty and completeness
  • duress
  • undue influence
  • misrepresentation and mistake.

The module provides the basis for Contract Law 2: Terms and Breach.

Module learning outcomes

  • Evidence an understanding of the various components of a valid and enforceable contract.
  • Identify the various circumstances under which the assent to a contractual agreement may be vitiated.
  • Recall and apply knowledge in the interpretation and solving of hypothetical scenarios.